Lyme Racing Club Activity Days TRACK

NOVICE TRACK DAY

 Lyme Racing Club

August 29TH

To be held at Lyme Valley Stadium, Buckmaster Avenue,

Clayton, Newcastle-Under-Lyme.

ST5 3BX

11am till 3pm. £10.00 with Track Bike Hire

Novice Track Coaching this session is on track bikes.

Open to under 18’s groups.

Novices or riders of little experance.

If the 29th is wet the session will take place on 30st

Numbers are limited please book in with contacts below

Contact Norman Bassett 07803035845

or Sue Jones 07986958858

 

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Lyme Racing Club Activity Days

Newcastle-under-Lyme Activity Days

 Lyme Racing Club

August 21st, 22nd and 23rd

To be held at Lyme Valley Stadium, Buckmaster Avenue,

Clayton, Newcastle-Under-Lyme.

ST5 3BX

11am till 3pm Daily - Coaching/ Races

£5.00 per day.

 

Age 6 to 16 years old. Riders will be split into ability groups. Novices and race riders.

Coaching will be on the grassy fields by the track with 1 day coaching on the track on freewheel bikes.

 

Contact Norman Bassett 07803035845

or Sue Jones 07986958858

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Please book in advance as places are limited. 

ROY SWINNERTON 1925-2013

ROY SWINNERTON 1925-3013

It is with regret that we announce the death of Roy Swinnerton.

Obituary: Roy Swinnerton

Picture courtesy of the Staffordshire Sentinel 

Taking over the family business in 1952, trade veteran Roy created a legacy for cycling in Stoke on Trent and beyond

Roy Swinnerton, of Swinnerton Cycles in Fenton, Stoke on Trent peacefully passed away on Monday 4th march 2013 aged 87.  Born May 3rd 1925.

Roy started his club cycling career with The St Christopher’s back in 1939, Doris shortly afterwards in 1944. They married in 1950, the same year Doris was elected club president. Doris also participated in the formation of the Lyme RC and elected president in 1956.

Roy had a great passion for cycling and family life, taking over the family business in 1952 from his father Ted. Roy and his wife Doris went on to create a legacy in cycling in Stoke on Trent and the UK.  Roy as well as being an excellent grass track racer Roy also went on to become National Team Mechanic at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games & Track Team Manager Commonwealth Games in 1974 in New Zealand, as well as attending various World Championships as Team Mechanic.

Roy, when it came to cycling, being prolific almost unbeatable on the track as anyone who’s seen the beautiful trophies won by Roy on display in the shop. Among them the Michelin Perpetual Trophy, the Brooks Bowl, the BSA Trophy, and the Granta Trophy, and also National half mile grass champion ship at the Michelin sports in the 1950’s.

Roy also had a deep family life, with his wife Doris and their seven Children, who all went on to compete at both National and International level both on the road and track, cementing the Swinnerton family name in UK cycling history. Roy & Doris also throughout the 50,s, 60’s & 70’s attended and helped to organize every local cycling events all across North Staffordshire.

n 1970 Roy and Doris were asked if they would be prepared to run a cycling section for the City of Stoke Athletic Club. Stoke ACCS was formed and was to become one of the most successful clubs. Stoke AC can boast members competing in Tour De France,  The Ladies Tour De France,  World Championships, National Championships both Road and Track and many Divisional Championships.  Competing in many countries of the world Germany, both East and West, Holland, France, Czechoslovakia Canada, Belgium, Italy, Denmark, Norway and even Palestine to name but a few.

In 1990 Roy retired from the family business, but was regularly seen on club rides and out on his bike and enjoyed spending time with his 22 grandchildren, who have also started to follow in Roy’s wheel tracks, with 2 national achievements, the national sprinters league 1st place and national sprint title in their 3rd Generation.

The funeral of Roy Swinnerton will be held at St.Augustine's in Meir on the 19th March 2013 @ 10:00a.m. Family Flowers only, Donations to CAFOD & Down Syndrome

Lyme Racing Club members are asked to meet at Swinnertons Cycles between 8.00am-8.30am for coffee and Staffordshire octcakes. Will then ride as a club to the St Augustine's at Meir to celebrate the life of Roy Swinnerton.

 

G0-RIDE AWARD FOR LYME RACING CLUB

Dave Steel (Lyme RC President) accepts the award on behalf of Lyme Racing Club from Nick Yarworth British Cycling regional manager at one Lyme RC "Dustbin Coaching" Sessions.

Lyme Racing Club- Whats on in January

 

Lyme Racing Club- What’s on In January.
 
I hope you have all had a Good  Christmas and New Year.
Thurdays SQT Wattbike? turbos sessions restart from Jan 10th 6.30pm- Biddulph High School
Fridays SQT rollers sessions start from Jan 11th 7.00pm at the club house.
Tuesdays- Wattbike league restarts from Jan 15th 6.30pm.- Bidulph High School
 
Friday 11th at the Club House. 8.15pm .
PUNCTURES, FITTING TUBES AND REMOVING WHEELS
 
WE WILL GO THROUGH HOW TO REMOVE YOUR WHEELS,

 

FITTING A NEW TUBE AND RE FITTING YOUR WHEELS BACK ON.

 

COVERING ANY PROBLEMS,

 

WHAT TO LOOK FOR AND FITTING PATCHES IF REQUIRED.

 

THERE WILL BE THREE GROUPS, YOUTH, WOMENS AND THE REST.
PLEASE TURN UP 
AS IT IS BETTER TO LEARN IN THE DRY THAN OUT ON THE OPEN ROAD IN THE RAIN.
PLEASE BRING A WHEEL WITH TUBE, TYRE 
AND LEVERS. IF YOU CAN BRING A COMPLETE BIKE
 
Friday 18th at the Club House 8.00pm
Coaching- what it means to the Club and to YOU
Come and meet the coaches and have a talk, we will discus where we are with our coaching and what we have planned for 2013.
But it is your chance to have a say about what you want the coaching to be.
We now cover Track, MTB, Road and TT, as we have now got qualified coaches in these
disciplines. Please take advantage of this night, the coaching may be for your kids or an adult, if you tell us where you want to be we will try and get you there.
 
Friday 25th at the Club House 8.00pm
Training Plans
Coaching Plans follow up to Jan 4th talk about writing your own Training Plans, this is aimed at the Youth Riders, but a few others listened to last nights talk and found it interesting. You never know you might learn something.
 
CORE TRAINING
 
On the same night Jason (YETI) are newly qualified gym instructor will show you some exercises that are good for building up your core, which as we all know is great for your cycling. Please bring an exercise ball with you so you can take part, this is for any one.
 
Please always look at the website www.lymeracing.com, the forum and Facebook  LYME Racing Club, and like the page, Twitter, up dates and other events such ss club runs are put on these all the time. More information on these events on the website calendar.
 
It’s your CLUB USE IT.

 

 

 


 



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